Best Drinking Games for Three People

Raise your glasses, folks! We’re about to dive into a world where camaraderie, laughter, and a little bit of competition are stirred together to brew the ultimate cocktail of fun: drinking games for three people!

The common misconception about drinking games is that they require a crowd to be enjoyed. But don’t fret, trio of friends, because today we’re showcasing the top 3 person drinking games designed especially for you.

With these games, you’ll transform your regular hangouts into unforgettable nights filled with laughter, challenges, and of course, a drink or two (or more).

Enjoy Responsibly with Non-Alcoholic Alternatives

While the game can be played with alcoholic beverages, we believe in promoting responsible and inclusive fun. That’s why we encourage you to consider non-alcoholic alternatives as well.

Whether you’re a designated driver, don’t consume alcohol, or simply prefer a non-alcoholic option, there are plenty of delicious and exciting alternatives to enjoy.

Check out this list of non-alcoholic beverages for some inspiration. Remember, the goal of this game is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. Always drink responsibly and know your limits.

Best Drinking Games for Three People

Three-Man Dice

Drinking games with dice for three people

First up is a classic known as Three-Man Dice.

All you need is a pair of dice, your favorite drinks, and a high-spirited trio ready for a laughter-filled evening.

The game’s rules are simple:

  1. Everyone takes a turn rolling the dice.The first person to roll a three becomes the “Three Man.”
  2. Players then take turns rolling the dice.Different combinations dictate different drinking rules.For instance, if you roll a three, the Three Man drinks.If you roll a seven, you choose someone to drink.Roll an eleven, and you drink.
  3. If the Three Man rolls a three, they can pass the title to another player.

The unpredictability of the dice makes this game a thrilling choice, ensuring no two games are ever the same!

Power Hour

Next up is Power Hour, an easy-to-understand yet fun drinking game.

It’s best suited for small gatherings where time is plenty, and the vibe is chill.

  1. Prepare a playlist of 60 songs, each lasting for a minute.
  2. Every time the song changes, everyone takes a sip of their drink.
  3. The game goes on for an hour (thus the name, Power Hour).

Remember, Power Hour is a marathon, not a sprint.

Choose your drinks wisely to avoid getting too tipsy too quickly!

Drunk Waiter

Drunk Waiter is all about balance, both in the game and in your drink count.

It’s easy to set up but can be hilariously challenging to play.

  1. Each player receives a tray with six cups filled to varying levels.
  2. The aim is to walk a set distance without spilling any drink.
  3. If you spill, you drink the amount spilled from a spare cup.

The key to winning at Drunk Waiter?

Take it slow and steady, just like your drinking pace should be!

Flip Cup Relay

Drinking games for three people

Flip Cup Relay is a fantastic game that combines teamwork and a race against time.

This game is typically played with larger teams, but a three-player version can be just as fun.

  1. Each player has a cup filled with their drink of choice.
  2. The first player drinks their beverage, then attempts to flip the cup by flicking the rim.
  3. Once the first player successfully flips their cup, the next player goes.
  4. The first team to finish their drinks and successfully flip their cups wins!

With only three players, you can take turns being a one-person team, keeping the competition lively and the laughter flowing.


kings cup drinking game for 3 people

Last but not least, we present Kings, a card game with a twist.

Despite being known as a game for larger groups, Kings can be just as entertaining with a trio.

  1. Spread a deck of cards around a central cup.
  2. Players take turns drawing cards, and the cards dictate a rule which must be followed.
  3. For example:
    – If a player draws an Ace, everyone must drink.
    – Drawing a Two means “you” drink, meaning the player who drew the card chooses someone to take a sip.
    – If someone draws a King, they pour a little of their drink into the central cup.
  4. The player who draws the fourth King must drink the concoction in the central cup.
  5. The game continues until all cards are drawn.

Customize the rules to suit your trio, and you’ll find Kings can be a royal source of amusement and merriment for your small gathering! Check out our full guide explaining the rules here.

Wrapping Up

So, there you have it, folks – the top drinking games for a group of three. Each of these games offers a unique blend of fun, laughter, and friendly competition that’s sure to make your next get-together a hit.

But remember, the goal is to enjoy the company and the game, not to drink excessively. Always drink responsibly and know your limits. Until next time, here’s raising a glass to good times and great friends.


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